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How do I save a logo as a bitmap?


Question

I need to save a logo as a bitmap, 256 colors or less and no larger than 64K. I have no idea what these requirements mean.

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5/27/2017 10:08:00 AM

There are many ways to do this. Most designers would use a program like Adobe Photoshop. Us open source people would probably use Gimp, which is a free image editing program. For Windows, there's also Paint.net, which is also free and easy to use, but lighter on the features.

You can actually do what you want with Microsoft Paint, which you already have (if you are using Windows).

  1. Open the image with Paint
  2. On the File menu, click Save As > BMP picture
  3. In the Save as type box, change the type to 256 Color Bitmap.

You'll need to double check the size of your BMP file. If it is more than 256 colors, you can open it in Paint again and save it again as a PNG file, which will have a smaller size (since the BMP was saved limited to 256 colors, the PNG should only have those same colors)

If you want to edit image files more frequently, install Gimp or another image editing program.

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